While the average worker in Denmark enjoyed 30 days of vacation annually, the average American only had 16 annual vacation days. Census Whites made up 75.1% of the population with those being Hispanic or Latino constituting the nation's prevalent minority with 12.5% of the population.
In 2000 the average American worked 1,978 hours per year, 500 hours more than the average German, yet 100 hours less than the average Czech. government, Hispanic Americans do not constitute a race, but rather an ethnic group. African Americans made up 12.3% of the total population, 3.6% were Asian American and 0.7% were Native American.
Working-class individuals take great pride in doing what they consider to be "real work," and keep very close-knit kin networks that serve as a safeguard against frequent economic instability.
Working-class Americans as well as many of those in the middle class may also face occupation alienation.
Due to the extent of American culture there are many integrated but unique social subcultures within the United States.
The cultural affiliations an individual in the United States may have commonly depend on social class, political orientation and a multitude of demographic characteristics such as religious background, occupation and ethnic group membership.
Nearly all cultural aspects of mundane interactions and consumer behavior in the US are guided by a person's location within the country's social structure.
Distinct lifestyles, consumption patterns and values are associated with different classes.
Its chief early influences came from English and Irish settlers of colonial America.
British culture, due to colonial ties with Britain that spread the English language, legal system and other cultural inheritances, had a formative influence.
The average work week in the US for those employed full-time was 42.9 hours long with 30% of the population working more than 40 hours a week.